Men (13-11) Sweep Columbia & Vassar
Flynn, Robertson Impress in Losses for Camel Women
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.--The Connecticut College squash teams competed in the Vassar College Invitational this weekend.
Playing shorthanded, the Camel women (6-16) put together a strong effort against two talented squads. Senior co-captain Cara Flynn (Haverford, Pa.) played well in a five set loss to Columbia. Head coach Bill McNally lauded the efforts of Laura Abrams (Avon, Conn.), Jillian Sandler (Rocky Hill, Conn.), Becca Markson and Sarah Robertson (South Dartmouth, Mass.).
"Everyone played very well," said McNally. "We were really playing up against higher ranked teams with a depleted line-up. Ashley Crutchfield (Concord, N.H.) and Lily Geiger (Bedford Hills, N.Y.) really stepped up to the plate for us."
The men (13-11) had an easier time of it, sweeping Vassar and holding the Columbia University Lions to a single point. Everyone was a winner. Rookie sensation Caleb Garza (Ocean City, N.J.) held off a determined opponent from Columbia to pull out a very tough four setter. Blay Bradley (Woodstock, Vt.) played an impressive five setter against Columbia and lost by the thinnest margin of 11-8 in the fifth.
"The men are peaking at the right time," noted McNally. "They are looking forward to the Team Nationals at Yale this weekend and hope to repeat last year´s win of the Conroy Division. Given their high level of motivation, it definitely looks possible."
February 15, 2010